Apple MacBook Fall 2009 (Core 2 Duo 2.26GHz, 2GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Nvidia GeForce 9400M) comparison

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Apple MacBook Fall 2009 (Core 2 Duo 2.26GHz, 2GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Nvidia GeForce 9400M)

Apple MacBook Fall 2009 (Core 2 Duo 2.26GHz, 2GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Nvidia GeForce 9400M)
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Apple MacBook Pro Summer 2009 (Core 2 Duo 2.26GHz, 2GB RAM, 160GB HDD, Nvidia GeForce 9400M, 13-inch)

Apple MacBook Pro Summer 2009 (Core 2 Duo 2.26GHz, 2GB RAM, 160GB HDD, Nvidia GeForce 9400M, 13-inch)
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Apple MacBook (13-inch, 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo)

Apple MacBook (13-inch, 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo)
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Price $2,899 at 1 store $1,450 at 1 store
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4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.2 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 27 reviews 4.0 stars out of 132 reviews 3.5 stars out of 217 reviews
Release date October 20, 2009 June 10, 2009 May 16, 2006
The Bottom Line Apple's latest version of the popular $999 white MacBook gets an upscale makeover, while keeping the price the same. It's a strong alternative to the more expensive Pro line, if you can live without extras such as an SD card slot. Previously known as the MacBook, Apple's basic 13-inch aluminum unibody laptop has been promoted to the "Pro" series, all while adding features and cutting the base price. With the MacBook, Apple has corrected a handful of the iBook's shortcomings, hit a reasonable price point, and delivered a laptop that makes a great compromise between size and portability.

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Product Description - Core 2 Duo - 2048 MB RAM - 250 GB
Apple MacBook - 13.3 in - Apple MacOS X 10.6 HDD
MacBook Pro Summer 2009 - 160 GB
Apple MacBook Pro - 13.3 in - Core 2 Duo - Apple MacOS X 10.6 - 2 GB RAM HDD
MacBook 13-inch
Apple MacBook - 13.3 in - Core Duo - Apple MacOS X 10.4 - 512 MB RAM - 60 GB HDD
Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
Software Included Apple iCal
Apple QuickTime
Apple Dashboard
Apple Spotlight
Apple XCode Developer Tools
Apple Address Book
Apple Safari
Apple DVD Player
Apple Time Machine
Apple Quick Look
Apple Spaces
Photo Booth
Front Row
Apple iChat
Apple Mac OS X Mail
Apple iLife '09
Apple iCal
Apple QuickTime
Apple iTunes
Apple Dashboard
Apple Spotlight
Apple XCode Developer Tools
Drivers & Utilities
Apple Address Book
Apple Safari
Apple DVD Player
Apple Time Machine
Apple Quick Look
Apple Spaces
Photo Booth
Front Row
Apple Mac OS X Mail
Apple iChat
Apple iLife '09
Apple iCal
Apple QuickTime
Apple Hardware Test
Apple Dashboard
iWork (30 days trial)
Freeverse Big Bang Board Games
Plasq Comic Life
Apple Spotlight
Apple iLife '06
Apple XCode Developer Tools
Drivers & Utilities
Apple iChat AV
Apple Address Book
Apple Safari
Apple DVD Player
OmniOutliner
Front Row
Apple Mac OS X Mail
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Test Drive
Battery up to 7 hour(s)
up to 7 hour(s)
Info unavailable
System Type Notebook
Notebook
Notebook
Display 13.3 in 1280 x 800 / WXGA
13.3 in LED backlight 1280 x 800 / WXGA
13.3 in 1280 x 800 / WXGA
Graphics - 256 MB
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
Intel GMA 950
Operating System Apple MacOS X 10.6
Apple MacOS X 10.6
Apple MacOS X 10.4
Storage 250 GB
HDD / 5400 rpm
160 GB / 5400 rpm
HDD
60 GB HDD / 5400 rpm
Dimensions (WxDxH) 13 in x 9.1 in x 1.1 in
12.8 in x 8.9 in x 0.9 in
12.8 in x 8.9 in x 1.1 in
Weight 4.6 lbs
4.4 lbs
5.3 lbs
Networking Bluetooth 2.1 EDR , Gigabit Ethernet , None
802.11 a/b/g/n
802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) , Gigabit Ethernet , None
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
802.11b/g , Gigabit Ethernet , None
Bluetooth 2.0 EDR
Optical Drive DVD-Writer DL
DVD-Writer DL
DVD-Writer
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo 2.26 GHz
/ 3 MB Cache
Intel 2.26 GHz
Core 2 Duo / 3 MB Cache
Intel Core Duo 2 GHz / 2 MB Cache
Memory 2048 MB DDR3 SDRAM
2 GB DDR3 SDRAM
512 MB DDR2 SDRAM
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